NEWS WATCH: LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICE

LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICEof food contamination cases, Democratic lawmakers are pushing to create a single agency to oversee food safety. The Food Safety Act, written by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and co-sponsored by Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., would place responsibility for food safety in the hands of one agency. The bill calls for bar codes on

LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICE

of food contamination cases, Democratic lawmakers are pushing to create a single agency to oversee food safety. The Food Safety Act, written by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and co-sponsored by Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., would place responsibility for food safety in the hands of one agency. The bill calls for bar codes on fresh produce to better trace the source of foodborne illnesses. The legislation al

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